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Proverbs 10 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are Solomon's proverbs: Wise children make their fathers proud of them; foolish ones bring their mothers grief. 1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
2 Wealth you get by dishonesty will do you no good, but honesty can save your life. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord will not let good people go hungry, but he will keep the wicked from getting what they want. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Being lazy will make you poor, but hard work will make you rich. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 A sensible person gathers the crops when they are ready; it is a disgrace to sleep through the time of harvest. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 Good people will receive blessings. The words of the wicked hide a violent nature. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 Good people will be remembered as a blessing, but the wicked will soon be forgotten. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 Sensible people accept good advice. People who talk foolishly will come to ruin. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Honest people are safe and secure, but the dishonest will be caught. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Someone who holds back the truth causes trouble, but one who openly criticizes works for peace. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 A good person's words are a fountain of life, but a wicked person's words hide a violent nature. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Intelligent people talk sense, but stupid people need to be punished. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.
14 The wise get all the knowledge they can, but when fools speak, trouble is not far off. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 Wealth protects the rich; poverty destroys the poor. 15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The reward for doing good is life, but sin leads only to more sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 People who listen when they are corrected will live, but those who will not admit that they are wrong are in danger. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Anyone who hides hatred is a liar. Anyone who spreads gossip is a fool. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 The more you talk, the more likely you are to sin. If you are wise, you will keep quiet. 19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
20 A good person's words are like pure silver; a wicked person's ideas are worthless. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 A good person's words will benefit many people, but you can kill yourself with stupidity. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 It is the Lord's blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 It is foolish to enjoy doing wrong. Intelligent people take pleasure in wisdom. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 The righteous get what they want, but the wicked will get what they fear most. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 Storms come, and the wicked are blown away, but honest people are always safe. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 Never get a lazy person to do something for you; he will be as irritating as vinegar on your teeth or smoke in your eyes. 26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.
27 Obey the Lord, and you will live longer. The wicked die before their time. 27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The hopes of good people lead to joy, but wicked people can look forward to nothing. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The Lord protects honest people, but destroys those who do wrong. 29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 Righteous people will always have security, but the wicked will not survive in the land. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 Righteous people speak wisdom, but the tongue that speaks evil will be stopped. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 Righteous people know the kind thing to say, but the wicked are always saying things that hurt. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.